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Re: Math Against Tyranny - US Electorial College

In a message dated 11/13/2000 11:15:25 AM Central Standard Time, 
andrewl@hostahaven.com writes:

 Let's say California has 41 Electoral votes (I'm not certain of the number, 
but that's probably close).  Now let's say 8,000,000 vote, and the state goes 
to candidate X, with 60% of the vote, or 4,800,000 votes.  This leaves 
3,200,000 votes for candidate Y, but not electoral votes.  Now, lets take 10 
other states with a TOTAL of 40 Electoral votes and a vote count of of 
8,000,000.  These states are all won by Candidate Y with percentage win of 
90% to 10% for X.  
 Here is how this totals up:
 Electoral Votes 
 Candidate X = 41 
 Candidate Y = 40
 Popular Vote
 Candidate X = 5,600,000
 Candidate Y = 10.400,000
 Now this is a hypothetical,    

I am afraid that people do not understand our form of government.

The states elect the president of the united states, not the people of the 
united states.

The people of the state vote for whom they wish their state to vote for.

That is why there is an electoral collage.

The founders of this country did not trust that mob rule would make good 
That is why we have a constitution.


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